Tips to Win at Match Play!

Below is a short, yet insightful video from our friends at the PGA of America sharing strategies to win at Match Play, the format from last week’s 2023 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tourney. LSU’s finest Sam Burns lifted the B-A Trophy Sunday after downing Cam Young 6&5 in the final. Now that’s a good ol’ fashioned ass-whoopin.’

Here are our top 7 tips to win at Match Play

  1. Bloody Mary with a beer back, before warm-up
  2. Go to the bathroom, early and often. It will throw off your opponent and keep you swinging freely
  3. Always remember: No matter how poorly you play a hole or three, you never have to post a score
  4. Be liberal with your gimme putts. You might get a few in return. And, 3-5 footers under pressure aren’t fun for anyone. Then flip the switch. Make him/her putt out every hole. Pucker up time.
  5. Visualize winning right before and after you see the beverage cart
  6. Don’t take yourself or your match too seriously, unless you’re playing for money, pride, or a trophy
  7. In all seriousness, playing match play against an evenly-matched opponent is tons of fun — just make sure to practice the format a handful of times before you play a big match or in a tourney. If you don’t, well….

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